Hor­ror find­ing a home

MONSTER MOVIE MARATHON FOR HOME­LESS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Aaron Cor­lett

SHIV­ERS will run down peo­ple’s spines dur­ing a monster movie marathon at the Burswood Out­door Com­mu­nity Cinema this Satur­day.

From dusk to dawn, hor­ror and cult movies will be shown as part of Hor­ror for the Home­less, with money raised go­ing to home­less agency Youth Fu­tures WA.

Youth Fu­tures chief ex­ec­u­tive Mark Waite said up to 10,000 West Aus­tralians go to sleep home­less on any given night, and of th­ese “a stag­ger­ing 42 per cent are be­lieved to be un­der the age of 25”.

“At Youth Fu­tures we be­lieve that ev­ery young per­son has a right to safe, se­cure ac­com­mo­da­tion and that an ex­pe­ri­ence of home­less­ness shouldn’t de­fine them or their fu­ture,” he said.

“That’s why we’re ex­cited to be the ben­e­fi­ciary of the Telethon Com­mu­nity Cinema’s fundraiser.

“The funds raised will be sup­port­ing our NEST pro­gram, which pro­vides home­less young mums and their ba­bies with safe ac­com­mo­da­tion and the sup­port they need to break the cy­cle of dis­ad­van­tage.”

Gos­nells res­i­dent Kaitlin Tin­ker is among the film­mak­ers hav­ing their pro­duc­tions shown, with her de­but short film The Man Who Caught A Mer­maid open­ing the pro­gram.

Ms Tin­ker said the film was about pos­ses­sion and pro­ject­ing fan­tasies on to an­other per­son.

“It’s been shown around the world in the USA, Canada and France af­ter it landed a spot at the Fan­ta­sia In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val in Mon­treal, which is a mas­sive film fes­ti­val,” she said.

“To ex­pe­ri­ence hor­ror films as part of a live group event is fan­tas­tic, so to have my short film in Hor­ror for the Home­less is great be­cause I’m pas­sion­ate about the is­sue of home­less­ness.”

The gates to the out­door cinema open at 6.30pm and the films will run un­til 6am.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to book, visit www.com­mu­ni­tycimemas.com.au.

Picture: Jon Hew­son d466029

Hor­ror for the Home­less vol­un­teers Jor­dan Daniel-Fowler and Vanessa Gud­geon are get­ting into char­ac­ter ahead of the monster movie marathon.

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